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Questions with a Pro: David Emmite

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features David Emmite. David is a Portland, Oregon-based advertising photographer and animator constantly driven by his curiosity about the objects and world around him. Before opening his studio in Portland, David trained in Atlanta and has been shooting for major advertisers for 23 years. Here, David explains how curiosity came to drive his creative process, a bit about opening his own studio, and how he incorporated motion into his…

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Questions with a Pro: Mike Roemer

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Mike Roemer. Mike is a Green Bay, Wisconsin-based commercial and editorial photographer. He has won first place awards in Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Best of Photojournalism and National Headliners, and most recently Best Of ASMP, along with being a three-time winner in the Pro Football Hall of Fame photo contest. He started his career in newspapers and transitioned to freelance photography when he started his own…

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Questions with a Pro: Rick A Brown

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Rick A Brown. Rick is an Oregon based photographer who utilizes both still and motion to shoot a wide variety of subjects. He especially enjoys shooting aviation photography and is even authoring a book about the aviation history of Oregon. Here, Rick outlines his transition from part-time to full-time photography, how he incorporated video into his business, and the role personal work fits into his business. We asked:…

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Questions with a Pro: Susan Farley

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Susan Farley. Susan is a New York City-based photographer who specializes in people. Her clients range from smaller private clients to large fortune 500 companies. She has won several awards from the New York Press Photographers Association as well as numerous other awards. Here, she describes how her photography career began, the marketing techniques that have been most successful for her, and how she handles the stresses of…

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Questions with a Pro: Don Shepard

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Don Shepard. Don is an award winning photographer based in the Midwest. He started his career in law enforcement, and through some unique opportunities within that field, ended up opening his own photography studio. He now photographs a wide variety of subjects and particularly enjoys producing black and white images. Here, Don explains his path from law enforcement to photography, some of the things involved with transitioning to…

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Questions with a Pro: Cory Howe

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Cory Howe. Cory is a photographer and retoucher at Hormel Foods, a position he worked towards initially as an editorial photographer with his own studio. He is now one of the top food photographers in corporate America and his passion for food is what has led him to his leadership role overseeing the entire photography studio at Hormel Foods. Here, he describes how his work came to revolve…

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Questions with a Pro: John Slemp

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features John Slemp. John is an aviation photographer operating out of Atlanta, Georgia. He has been the Membership Chair for ASMP’s Atlanta Southeast Chapter in the past and now holds the position of President. He is a military veteran himself and is currently working on an extensive project focusing around WWII Bomber Jackets. Here, John details this project, explains what led him to being a licensed drone pilot, and…

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Questions with a Pro: Randal Crow

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Randal Crow. We asked: Please provide a brief background of yourself. Randal said: Starting out in 1989 as a photographer’s 1st assistant in a busy commercial studio, I polished my skills in a wide variety of areas. We were shooting tabletop products, fashion, executive portraits, groups, architecture, industrial locations, and in all formats up to 4×5. My B&W skills were further refined as I processed and printed a…

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Questions with a Pro: Leah Overstreet

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Leah Overstreet. For two decades, Leah Overstreet has specialized in portrait, lifestyle, and documentary photography for editorial and commercial clients. She has worked as an assistant photographer, a photo editor for magazines and a photo director for television. Here, Leah details her experience as Photo Director for MTV and how she got there, the steps it took to open up her Frontrunner Gallery in TriBeCa, and her strategies for overcoming…

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Questions with a Pro: Benton Henry

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Benton Henry. Benton is an architectural, aerial, commercial and industrial photographer covering the Southeastern region of the United States. He has been producing visual work for over 30 years and has expanded to book publishing during this time. He is an FAA licensed drone pilot, which has especially come in handy for his large scale architectural work. Here, Benton details how he found his niche in the photography industry, shares…

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